Special Scheme for Skill Development of SC/ST
Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy has said that there are over 20 Central Ministries/Departments involved in implementation of more than 70 schemes for various skill development/entrepreneurship programmes. The target of all these schemes taken together for 2014-15 is Rs. 105.07 lakhs.
In a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today Shri Rudy said, these Schemes have provisions for equal access to skill development for all social groups including people with disabilities, SC/ST and minority. Under the scheme of Deendayal Disabled Rehabilitation Scheme (DDRS) opportunities for the differently abled persons in the field of education and employment are provided. The major components of the scheme are:- (i) Vocational Training Centres, (ii) Sheltered Workshop, (iii) Special Schools and (iv) Project for Pre-School and Early Intervention and Training. In addition, National Handicapped Finance Development Corporation, a Public Sector Undertaking under Department of Disability Affairs, provides financial assistance for wide range of income generating activities for the persons with disabilities. These schemes have imparted skills and helped differently-abled persons to obtain employment/self employment.
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